Top 5 Game Design Schools

This is our list of the top 5 Game Design Schools in the US. If you are looking for a video game development school or game design school, read this post!

Top 5 Game Design Schools In The United States

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Welcome! Looking for the top video game design schools to increase your video game development skills? Do you want to rub elbows with the great designers or with a school that actually partnered with Nintendo? Of course you do! Who wouldn’t?

Read our list of the top five video game design schools and visit their websites to learn more about what they do and the programs they offer. Happy designing and please remember we got all our information from their website so check those out, They’re next to the titles.


5. Game Design School: Rochester Institute of Technology

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Coming in at number five. Founded in 1829 this school has been around the block. You can find this video game design school at Rochester, New York. They have a very prestigious game engine development course and an artificial intelligence course as well. Sure to get your mind stimulated and inspire you to come up with new ideas. They announced the plans for their Game Designing Facility sometime back in 2015. Gaming students everywhere have been eager to get their brains in there.

4. Game Design School: DigiPen Institute of Technology

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Making it’s way to number four. This top notch of all video game design schools can be found in Redmond, WA. Founded in 1988 and partnered with Nintendo in 1990. They offer these three game development programs and a few more. The BSCSGD, The BDG and The BS Core Subjects.Which stands for Bachelor or Science in Computer Services and Game Design, Bachelor of Arts in Game Design, and Bachelor of Science. You weren’t think BS meant… did you? Getting into any one of these programs is a great honor and would look amazing on any resume.

3. Game Design School: University of Utah

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Jumping right in to spot three. Practice your video game development at The University of Utah. Located in Salt Lake City Utah. Established in 1850 so you know they have been around long enough to perfect their programs and get them up to par. They have an elite Engineering Arts program that is sure to get even the most experienced game designer new and exciting ways to learn to their craft.

2. Game Design School: Carnegie Mellon University

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Squeezing itself to fit into number two, Carnegie Mellon University. Of all video game design schools this is never a bad option. Founded in 1990 and coming in at number 2. CMU is located in Pittsburgh, PA. They have an amazing collaborative studio so that you are not alone as you learn about designing videogames and taking your passion to the next level. whats better than bonding over some video games and html talk? Hardly anything.

1. Game Design School: USC – University of Southern California

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And darting up to number one on our list of the top 5 Game Designing Schools is USC. USC, or University of Southern California, is the best of all game design colleges and is located in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 1880 showing tons of wisdom and understanding. They have two programs for Bachelors of Arts and Master of Fine Arts, which are their Interactive Media and Games, as well as, Computer Science. These programs require lots of previous knowledge on calculus and others, but if you make it into this school expect to see a change in your life and job opportunities. Also, expect for others to be jealous of you and your friends to wish they were you.

There you have it. Our top five game schools. Do you think you have what it takes to make it into these game schools and pass the classes? If so I am sure they want to hear from you. I bet these game schools are more than just partying and drinking all the time. These game designing schools are as intellectually stimulating as they come.

As a reminder we included the websites next to the names of each video game development school. Now get those applications in, brush up on your calculus, and don’t forget to get some rest from all that coding and of course the best part, video game testing. Don’t forget to get a brochure from the school of your dreams, if they offer one. See you in college making the next sony or x-box craze, you video game designer, you!

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Hi there, I'm Kyle. I'm a web developer and an indie game developer. Currently working on an android game called: Burning Rush developed in Game Maker: Studio and is currently in Early Access Stages.

I enjoy working with code, favorite language currently: Python.
Currently working: Freelance Part-time, Real Estate Marketing & Web Development Full-time, and Indie Game Development with Unholy Squid Entertainment.

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